Ninja Leaves Twitch to Stream Exclusively on Mixer

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Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, the most popular streamer in the world, announced Thursday he would leave Twitch in favor of Microsoft-owned competitor Mixer.

Ninja made the announcement via a short video shared to his Twitter page, where he has 4.6 million followers. The video sees Ninja fielding questions from himself dressed up in various costumes and a case of Red Bull during a faux press conference. Within 15 minutes of its posting, the video had racked up more than 240,000 views.

According to Twitch Tracker, a website dedicated to monitoring Twitch statistics, Ninja had as many as 14,956 followers as of July. At his peak, the Fortnite streamer held more than 200,000 paid subscribers.

"I feel like this is a really good chance to get back in touch with my roots," Ninja says in the video, "and really remember why I fell in love with streaming in the first place."

In a brief follow-up video, Ninja briefly explained his content would largely remain the same.

"Streams are just going to be the exact same, so I'm looking forward to seeing you guys on the platform."

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